Awards

Zeta Psi regularly recognizes those who distinguish themselves through exceptional displays of leadership, dedication, and generosity. Below is a list of all awards that Zeta Psi bestows, as well as those worthy individuals and chapters who have received this recognition.

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Individual Awards

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is Zeta Psi’s highest alumni award, only given for special and outstanding long-term service. This award is not necessarily given every year. The following are all the brothers who have received this award.

First NameMiddle NameLast NameChapterYear Awarded
SamuelA.ChapinIota1956
HenryA.HustonLambda1956
JohnVan Nostrand DoorDelta1957
JamesSomersSmithSigma1957
HollonAugustineFarrEta1957
JeanCarterWitterIota1957
WilliamAlfredComstockXi1958
ArthurHarrisonMotleyAlpha Beta1958
ArthurLaytonBartonAlpha Epsilon1958
JohnE.WoodbridgePsi Epsilon1959
TheodoreA.DistlerEpsilon1959
GeorgeSimpsonArmstrongPhi1960
HughPickenBradyEta1960
ShirleyHoughtonIota1961
CliffordH.WestcottAlpha Epsilon1961
HomerJ.SteinyMu1961
HarryLesliePurdySigma Epsilon1962
WrightD.HeydonEpsilon1963
JohnF.ReynoldsChi1963
SymingtonP.LandrethSigma1964
ClarenceH.DelongAlpha Epsilon1966
JohnL.CoulsonPsi Epsilon1968
LouisR.BruceGamma1969
RichardA.FrodshamPhi1970
CyrusK.RickelAlpha Beta1971
AlfredD.KirklandMu1971
RoyA.FoulkeLambda1973
HenryM.ElliotEta1973
HerbertA.CarlborgAlpha Beta1973
JamesHughMcLaughlinTheta Xi1974
CharlesS.BurrowsGamma1975
PeterB.PakradooniSigma1976
EdisonW.DickEta1980
WaldoM.AllenEta1982
JohnB.CondonPhi Lambda1983
SamuelA.LaddLambda1984
WendellW.WitterIota1985
WilliamRankinDuryeeEta1985
RichardW.SmithOmicron1987
HowardButcherSigma1987
WilliamC.BuckTau1988
LeonardE.HammerPhi Lambda1989
WilliamA.SheaPhi1989
JudsonW.BauerOmega1990
JohnT.JacksonPsi1991
RichardShepardClarkeAlpha1992
JamesJ.LjunglinPi1993
PeterBartonWilsonEta1994
WalkerSmithMu1994
JayL.RothbergDelta Chi1995
RalphS.RumseyXi1996
JohnR.BirchfieldPhi1997
LouisJ.CapozzoliPhi1997
FredM.KirbyTau1998
AlanH.RiceAlpha Beta1999
DavidM.UnderwoodEta2000
JamesJ.CareyOmega2001
StephenHartwellTau2001
JohnS.GebhardtPhi2002
RichardGeorgeShuhanyMu Theta2002
WilliamBHarrison, Sr.Upsilon2003
DouglasP.DonaldsonTheta2003
GeorgeGardinerMcNeillieTheta Xi2004
DonaldB.ChubbTau2005
PatrickMichaelCarneyPhi Lambda2006
RobertT.BusteedOmicron2007
MichaelJ.FreimanPhi Epsilon2008
DavidL.SimsSigma2009
StephenM.HalperinBeta Tau2010
GregoryE.McElroyPhi2011
RichardN.GatemanChi Gamma2012
StephenS.HarperIota2012
DavidW.BusaccaTau Delta2013
JeffreyR.A.BallTheta Xi2014
GaryL.MootzPi Sigma2015
M.LauckWaltonPi2016
M.DavidHunterIota Alpha2017
R.ThomasJewittPsi2018
J.CoreyNicolsonTheta Xi2018
LesG.HilgerMu2019
D.StuartBowersPhi Epsilon2019

Henry Elliot Service Award

This award is given out for volunteer service to Zeta Psi, for activities and/or actions throughout the calendar year.

First NameMiddle NameLast NameChapterYear Awarded  
DouglasP.DonaldsonTheta2001
DonChubbTau2002
CarlBurnsDelta2003
JamesBestChi Gamma2004
RobertO'DonnelRho Alpha2005
JamesJ.CareyOmega2006
MauriceDucoingPsi2007
SimBrigdenTheta XI2008
DanBackerUpsilon Mu2009
AndrewMFrisvoldPhi Epsilon2010
J.CoreyNicholsonTheta XI2011
MattTunneyIota2012
Dr. JamesJLjunglinPi2013
BrantDavisAlpha Epsilon2014
JohnSpohnPi2015
RobWeikertIota2019

Alumni Advisor of the Year

This award is presented in an effort to recognize our many alumni volunteers who devote many valuable hours to our undergraduate chapters.

James J. Carey Leadership Award

Awarded to a brother who exhibits outstanding leadership qualities.

First NameMiddle NameLast NameChapterYear Awarded  
JamesJ.CareyOmega2007
DarrenLittellPhi Lambda2008
DouglasP.DonaldsonTheta2009
JamesJ.LjunglinPi2010
JayL.RothbergDelta Chi2011
J.CoreyNicholsonTheta XI2012
M.LauckWaltonPi2014
WilliamRugglesTheta2015
JohnSpohnPi2016
MikeFreimanPhi Epsilon2019

Outstanding Alumni Award

Presented for sustained alumni contributions, of time, talent, or financial support.

Award of Merit

This award may be given for singular or multiple tasks of special contributions/volunteer work, either to the local chapter, the Grand Chapter or the Educational Foundation.

Phi Alpha Award

Zeta Psi’s highest merit-based award given to an outstanding undergraduate for contributions made to his school, chapter, or Zeta Psi.

Outstanding Undergraduate Award

Celebrates those undergraduates who go above and beyond their duties in the active chapter and community.

Red Grange Sportsman of the Year Award

Awarded to recognize outstanding achievement in sports. Available to either undergraduates or alumni.

First NameMiddle NameLast NameChapterAward Date
EricVan HeesAlpha Psi2019
AlexLivingstonKappa2019
MaxAbramSigma2017
DeonL.RandallEta2015
WilliamC.BuckTau2014
RichardVanSiclenPhi Lambda2014
JoeMaddonTau2009

James McLaughlin Interfraternal Award

Presented to an individual who shows tremendous sustained leadership in support of the Interfraternal movement. This award is not limited to members of Zeta Psi.

First NameMiddle NameLast NameChapterAward Date 
RobertEdgmonIota Alpha2020
ScottPedersonPsi2018
RalphV.WilhelmCornell2015
AlanGrovesNon-Member2013
StephenBakerNon-Member2011
EdwardN.KirlinNon-Member2007
PeterPakradooniSigma2006
RussellMarchTheta2004
JonWilliamsonNon-Member2002
EdPeaseNon-Member2000
DavidK.EastlickNon-Member1999
JamesJ.CareyOmega1998
KevinP.ShannonPhi Epsilon1996
AlanB.DavisBeta Tau1995
JohnR.BirchfieldPhi1994
AlanS.OkunNon-Member1993
RalphS.RumseyXi1992
DurwardOwenNon-Member1989
GregoryE.McElroyPhi1986
JamesJ.McLaughlinTheta Xi1982
DruBagwellNon-Member
GaryBonasNon-Member

 

Chapter Awards

William A. Comstock Award

One of Zeta Psi’s most coveted chapter awards, presented to the group that best exemplifies the Vision of Bill Comstock.

John Birchfield Communication Award

Chapter award presented to the group that demonstrates the most exemplary communications practices on both internal and external levels.

Bronze Chapter Awards

Awarded to an undergraduate chapter that shows outstanding performance throughout the year.

Silver Chapter Awards

Awarded to an undergraduate chapter that shows outstanding performance throughout the year.

Gold Chapter Awards

Awarded to an undergraduate chapter that shows exemplary performance throughout the year.

McElroy Order of Excellence

Awarded to any chapter that has received a gold chapter award for three consecutive years. Named in honor of Phi Alpha CXXVI, Greg McElroy (Phi, ’70).